1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
too sweet, almost had mead like qualities, the nose was excellent and got me bracing for some hops which did not materialize in the fashion expected - one might say all bark and no bite? It was more like a barley wine. This brew is not quite sure what kennel to be in. It was interesting and the best speciman from this brewer I have had
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: poured into a frosty glass. Deep Brass color, and very little head(could have been better). Slightly Fruity scent and taste. Light Hoppy flavor with a Coffee-Type aftertaste. Recommended for those with a distinct palate.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Slightly red copper with an excellent fluffy white head that dimishes yet clings all over the side of the glass. Aroma is fresh wtih orange and hops. I get a toffe note also. Taste is rich with grapefruit and just about perfectly balanced with toffee, vanilla, and sweet cream. Body is very full and creamy. Aftertaste is very complex combining the vanilla, cream, and toffee with the grapefruit bitterness. This was one of my Valentineís day presents. She really knows the way to my heart.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clouded, dull orange appearance, well formed head. Strong piney citrus, grapefruit aroma with orange sweetness and a touch of vanilla. Initially smooth creamy intro gets quashed by the hops. Sweet vanilla and tan geine linger underneath a sharp, spicy grapefruit middle. Not too harsh, pretty well balanced.
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. As I dring more I seem to enjoy the strong ales more than anything else...and this is a very fine, very drinkable blend of well balanced hoppy punch with delicate sweet malt aftertones.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in colour with a creamy head and sweet grapefruit nose. Flavour is syrupy and sweet with very resiny piney hops taking over. I was quite disappointed by this beer as the promising cascade grapefruity hops and cookie dough nose gave way to a sugar coated pinecone in the flavour. Not bad but it could have been so much more.....good start but keep trying flying dog.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Brew Kettle Ogrefest 2/16/05, served in a 10 oz snifter: Hazy medium amber w/ a lasting off white head. Fragrant citrusy grapefruit hops w/ some hints of orange peel? Very light malt, pretty non distinct, sort of like plain 2 row malt. Also lightly grassy and medium citrusy fruit. Well balanced; citrusy hop taste, mostly grapefruit & hop resins; Lightly toasty malt flavor, medium citrusy fruit w/ some caramel but itís light as is the toasted malt. Finish is a little on the bitter side w/a grapefruit aftertaste. Resiny, dry m/f, astringent. Medium full body, and well hidden alcohol. Too resiny and astringent to be really enjoyable. Could use some aging so Iíll save my 750 ML bottle for a while. Itís okay, but Iím not a big fan.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby with a foamy head and small spots of lace. Wowzers! Thatís some fresh hops there in the nose. Pine, grass, bitter and strong citrus. Very floral with a touch of bubblegum. No malts to speak of though. Bitter hops and sweet caramel in the flavor. Piney and floral. Very nicely hopped and balanced. I was surprised with this beer. Flying dog isnít one of the greats but they did a good job on this one!
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty darn good. Nice copper body under a creamy beige head. The aroma was heavy on the grapefruit, some sweetness, hints of malt. Medium to full body with a nice smooth feel in the mouth. Tasted like a good IPA but maybe not on the Imperial level. Citrus, hints of sweetness. Very good drink.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Helllo! Thanks be to brooklynboy (edward) for sharing this great beer with me. I really enjoyed this one. Hops pretty much up front in the nose and taste. Copper here and there but warm and filling with a good amount of malts hiding around.